S.C. Comptroller General resigning after accounting error
S.C. Comptroller General resigning.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - South Carolina Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom is resigning.
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Eckstrom had recently been under scrutiny over a $3.5 billion error by unintentionally exaggerating the state’s cash position by double counting the money sent to colleges and universities.
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In Eckstrom’s resignation letter to Governor Henry McMaster, he said in part:
I have never taken service to the state I love or the jobs to which I have been elected lightly, endeavoring to work with my colleagues, from constitutional officers to members of the General Assembly, to be a strong defender of the taxpayer and a good steward of their hard-earned dollars.
You can read the full letter below:
Governor Henry McMaster accepted Ecstrom’s resignation, and thanked him for his years of service to the state.
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